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Motivations for South Asian Nuclearisation

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 Motivations for South Asian Nuclearisation Shafqat Javed The twentieth century witnessed an exponential growth in war technology. The century witnessed the machine-gun, main battle tank and armoured fighting vehicles, the aircraft, and the nuclear weapon. These weapons added a cataclysmic dimension to that war when they were dropped on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nuclear weapons not only injured ... Read More »

Israel-Palestine Peace Process Unconditional US support for Israel impedes the way

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Israel-Palestine Peace Process Unconditional US support for Israel impedes the way Dr M. Usmani On November 18, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a major shift in US policy, reporting that Washington now no longer considers civilian settlements by Israelis in the occupied West Bank to be in breach of international law. Pompeo’s statement, in effect, reverses a 1978 ... Read More »

India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 A Hindu Rashtra in the making?

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India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 A Hindu Rashtra in the making? Abdul Rasool Syed Passage of the contentious bill titled “Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019” (CAB) by the Indian parliament has sparked violent protests throughout India. The bill as well as the intention behind has attracted scathing stricture from the people from all walks of life. It has, undoubtedly, shaken the ... Read More »

Babri Masjid Case and the International Law

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Babri Masjid Case and the International Law Kamran Adil Introduction The direction of global events is more towards power and interest-based decision making than towards rule-based system that was installed in the post-Second World War era. The direction is expressing itself in many manifestations. In the context of Pakistan-India relationship, after India’s executive toyed with the legal order of the ... Read More »

The Scourge of Corruption

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The Scourge of Corruption Shamshad Ahmad Corruption is today an endemic problem of our times, afflicting all societies and countries regardless of the levels of their social and economic development or the type of their political system. It has become a global challenge with far-reaching social and economic consequences warranting comprehensive remedial strategies both at national and global levels not ... Read More »

The Future of SMEs

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The Future of SMEs Tax policy needed to encourage banks to enhance loan portfolio Bilal Hassan The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector is considered the backbone of any economy due to its role in accelerating economic growth, creation of jobs and taming inflation. SME sector is of utmost significance for lower-middle income countries like Pakistan. It is responsible for ... Read More »

The Case for a Knowledge Economy

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The Case for a Knowledge Economy Innovation and knowledge have always been important to the economy. Today, there is growing recognition that the global economy is increasingly driven by “knowledge” rather than the traditional factors of production. Some economists even argue that the modern economy, during the past few decades, has become more knowledge-based. This is shown by the rise ... Read More »

Digital Pakistan Vision

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Digital Pakistan Vision Zafrullah Saroya Digital technology has already made significant headways around the world. It is boosting industrial and agricultural productivity across the globe, revolutionising healthcare and education, and enabling smart young men and women with little cash in their pockets to create billion-dollar companies. An example of the wonders of this technology can be seen in sub-Saharan Africa. ... Read More »